Denying Paid Leave for Religious Holidays

For some individuals, practicing their religious faith can cause conflicts with their work schedule. To observe certain religious holidays or a weekly Sabbath day, a worker may need to request a day off from work or otherwise modify their work schedule. Some employees are denied paid leave in these circumstances. Reasonable Accommodations Both federal and state anti-discrimination laws, including the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, prohibit discrimination on the basis of one’s religion. Under these statutes, employers must make “reasonable”[…] Read More